Tagged: United States

Trumped-Up Anti-Semitism Charges at Rutgers Designed to Chill Free Speech Op-Eds & Analysis
Star-Ledger Editorial Board, NJ.com

Trumped-Up Anti-Semitism Charges at Rutgers Designed to Chill Free Speech

On a Saturday night in the Winter of 2011, an event called "Never Again For Anyone" was held at the Douglass Student Center at Rutgers.

about 3 weeks ago
Trump Embraces a Dangerously Broad Definition of Anti-Semitism Op-Eds & Analysis
Los Angeles Times Editorial Board

Trump Embraces a Dangerously Broad Definition of Anti-Semitism

In response to the rise of pro-Palestinian activism on college campuses, some supporters of Israel have argued that harsh criticism of the Jewish state amounts to anti-Semitism — and even that it violates federal anti-discrimination law.

about 3 weeks ago
What Trump Gets Right About Cutting Funding to Palestinian Kids Op-Eds & Analysis
Daoud Kuttab, The Washington Post

What Trump Gets Right About Cutting Funding to Palestinian Kids

Following the cut of nearly $300 million in support to a U.N. agency providing humanitarian aid to Palestinian refugees and $25 million to East Jerusalem hospitals, Washington announced the end of a program bringing Israeli and Palestinian children together.

about 3 weeks ago
Anti BDS Bills: U.S. Crackdown on Palestinian Activism Videos
IMEU

Anti BDS Bills: U.S. Crackdown on Palestinian Activism

Elected officials are targeting your free speech rights because they want to shield a foreign government from criticism.

on September 18, 2018
I Advised the Palestinian Negotiating Team. It Was a Mistake to Have Negotiated With Israel at All Op-Eds & Analysis
Diana Buttu, Haaretz

I Advised the Palestinian Negotiating Team. It Was a Mistake to Have Negotiated With Israel at All

Twenty-five years ago this month, on the White House lawn, the lives of a generation of Palestinians changed forever when the late Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, shook hands with Israeli Prime Minister...

on September 14, 2018
25 Years After Oslo Accords, Mideast Peace Seems Remote as Ever Op-Eds & Analysis
David M. Halbfinger and Isabel Kershner, The New York Times

25 Years After Oslo Accords, Mideast Peace Seems Remote as Ever

When the Oslo peace accords were signed a quarter-century ago, residents of Jericho celebrated. Their dusty, 11,000-year-old desert city was given autonomy before anywhere else on the West Bank. Palestinians saw it as a foothold for what they trusted would become their own new state. But nothing has turned out as they expected.

on September 14, 2018
Trump Administration Tells Palestinian Refugees To Submit Or Starve Op-Eds & Analysis
Noura Erakat, The Washington Post

Trump Administration Tells Palestinian Refugees To Submit Or Starve

The Trump administration’s decision to end funding for the U.N. agency responsible for Palestinian refugees, or UNRWA, fulfilled a long-standing goal of Israel and its American supporters. For years, Israel has sought to resolve the refugee crisis through policies aimed at normalizing Palestinian exile and denying Palestinian rights.

on September 14, 2018
Is Speech Critical of Israel Anti-Semitic? Op-Eds & Analysis
Jaweed Kaleem and Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times

Is Speech Critical of Israel Anti-Semitic?

As protests against Israel and the U.S. government’s alliance with it have roiled college campuses across the country — with demonstrations in recent years shutting down speeches by pro-Israel speakers from the University of Minnesota to San Francisco State University — a few questions have repeatedly come up.

on September 14, 2018
Trump Administration Adopts New Definition of Anti-Semitism In Schools News Roundup
Michael Stratford, Politico

Trump Administration Adopts New Definition of Anti-Semitism In Schools

The Trump administration is changing how the Education Department investigates allegations of discrimination against Jewish students, backing an approach that is favored by pro-Israel groups but that critics worry will stifle free speech on campus.

on September 14, 2018
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